The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls will face off in a Central Division clash at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. Chicago ended last season third in the Central Division at 31-41, while the Pistons finished fifth at 20-52. The Bulls have won the last seven meetings between the teams.
Detroit finished with the worst record in the Eastern Conference last season. Chicago is favored by five-points in the latest Pistons vs. Bulls odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 218.5. Before entering any Bulls vs. Pistons picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pistons vs. Bulls spread: Bulls -5
- Pistons vs. Bulls over-under: 218.5 points
What you need to know about the Bulls
Lonzo Ball, who was acquired from New Orleans in August, and DeMar DeRozan, who also was acquired from San Antonio in the offseason, will both debut for Chicago on Wednesday. The Bulls won all four of their preseason games. Ball scored 19 points in the second exhibition game and DeRozan totaled 42 points on the final two preseason contests.
Zach Lavine had two 30-point outings vs. Detroit last season, and averaged 27.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. The Bulls have a 29-26 record in season openers.
What you need to know about the Pistons
Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick by the Pistons in the 2021 NBA Draft, has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury. It is uncertain when he will play in his first game. Killian Hayes has recovered from a concussion and is expected to be ready for the season opener. Kelly Olynyk, who was signed as a free agent in August, will play in his first game for the Pistons on Wednesday.
The Pistons’ bench averaged 41.3 points per game last season, best in the NBA. Saddiq Bey made a franchise rookie 175 3-pointers last year. Bey averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last season.
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